Tag "Children and Family"

For most mid-grade and young adult readers, school is in full swing and that means your young reader is probably already swamped with required reading. Hopefully parents can successfully set aside time where TV and social media are put to

More from Judy Blume

It’s back to school for most kids this week and while we want our kids to be engaged in required reading, we also, as parents, even parents of older kids, want to see our children lost in a really good

Fun Things To Do With Kids in Toledo, OH Mama Meow’s Top Picks for August 2016… August 12-13: Maumee Summer Fair @ Uptown Maumee  Bounce houses, pony rides, car show, family entertainment, food etc. Friday 5-11:30pm, Saturday 9am-11:30pm. August 18-21: NW Ohio

The Gate in the Wall

It’s rare to read a children’s novel and wish there were a sequel but Ellen Howard’s THE DOOR IN THE WALL is an exception. Here in NW Ohio we have a wonderful historical phenomenon known as the canals. Just a

What kid has not hunkered down to a good Judy Blume book. http://www.judyblume.com/about.php Loved by pre-adolescent girls everywhere, Judy is known for telling it like it is without censorship. She knows kids and what’s important to them, whether is a first menstrual period,

MAMA MEOW’S TOP PICKS FOR JULY 2016… July 3: Mud Hens Game @ Fifth Third Field Inflatable theme park from 5-8pm. Kids run the bases, Freedom Feast on the Rooftop and an Independence Day fireworks display. Tickets are $15 and

Summer Reading

This sweet little book, first published in 1944 and re-copyrighted in 1972 is amazingly timely, dealing with exclusion and verbal bullying. THE HUNDRED DRESSES by Eleanor Estes Illustrated by Louis Slobodkin. Nobody has ever heard a name like Wanda or

Mama Meow’s Top Pick for June… June 18: Dragon Boat Summer Learning Festival @ International Park Dragon boat racing, fun family activities, entertainment and vendors. Free. The all day event begins at 7am. There are More Fun Family Events in

It’s nearing summer vacation, and kids everywhere will be looking for things to do. When I was little the library was one of the few places for air conditioning, and with two working parents, vacation was a cottage for the

WRITTEN KITTEN SPRING

A little late in arriving but my tulips say spring is here. I’d like to start this month’s review with something for the Itty Bitty Kitties. WHEN SPRING COMES by Kevin Henkes Illustrated by Laura Dronzek. This little picture book is